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Ensemble Offspring | Sizzle Festival

18 April 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST


Sizzle has been smashing stereotypes for more than a decade, taking art music out of the concert hall and setting it loose at the local bowlo.

After a brief hiatus in 2020 – everyone’s had a lot on, right? – we’re back to the inner west of Sydney, but as usual we’re mixing things up. This time around our signature blend of musical virtuosity and artistic irreverence will be served up at Marrickville’s newest venue, The Great Club, in an extended festival format.

Strap in for an anarchic afternoon of art music-meets-indie-meets-pop-meets-family show. Featuring knockout sets by Ensemble Offspring and guest narrator Katia Molino (of Secret Noise fame), double bass sensation Will Hansen (20/21 Hatched Academy Associate Artist) and a brand new surround sound instrumental work from Megan Alice Clune that will dazzle the senses, our 2021 Sizzle Festival is turning up the heat.


Solly Frank – Human Music (sextet + narrator) (2019) WP 10′
Ned McGowan – Annabel (quintet + narrator) (2004, arranged 2020) WP 7′
Rory Knott – The Lyre (double bass solo) (2019) 12′
Robert Davidson – Bond over Triads (double bass, percussion, clarinet, flute) (2020) WP 7’30

Hani Abdile & Jason Noble – The Rose (2021) 12′
Mindy Meng Wang & Claire Edwardes – Mother (2021) 12′
Jessica O’Donoghue/Alyx Dennison Duo 15′

Improvisation (prepared piano, clarinet, viola, double bass) 10′
Megan Alice Clune – A Body of Time (2021) WP 12′


Claire Edwardes (percussion)
James Wannan (violin)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Rowena McNeish (cello)
Will Hansen (double bass)
Katia Molino (narration)
Solly Frank (keyboard)
Robin Janus (sound)
Alyx Dennison (voice)
Jessica O’Donoghue (voice)
Mindy Meng Wang (guzheng/voice)
Hani Abdile (voice)


The Great Club
160-164 Livingstone Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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